Sleek gadgets might seem like a misnomer, says Zoe Walker Ahwa, but these handy tech options will make your life a little easier — from home to work to the bathroom.
When people tell me about the future of fashion in relation to technology, the Metaverse and NFTs, my eyes glaze over and I immediately disconnect.
Surely I’m showing my age here, but for me, the real joy of fashion is and always will be in the people who wear it and make it, in real physical shape.
This, however, comes from a 37-year-old man who really loves TikTok and was, many years ago, obsessed with The Sims – so surely there’s still a chance for me to become fully immersed as the head of the technology.
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I’m no luddite, but it won’t surprise you as my approach to ‘stylish gadgets’ is very aesthetically or trend-driven, from the mini lavalier mic used by TikTok star Tinx, to the colorful inspired by the 2000s. iMacs, the Instax Mini Evo that combines the charm of instant analog and digital printing with the ultimate home gadget: the classic Moccamaster drip coffee machine.
In the field of beauty in particular, devices and gadgets are a booming category, whether to maximize your skin care or to simplify hair styling.
Luxury, too, is particularly sensitive to the vagaries of technology, with most brands offering a variety of small leather goods and accessories for storing AirPods or phones.
Louis Vuitton has gone a step further with its striking portable speaker, designed as an “object of art” in metal and leather and equipped with all the technical specifications you would expect from a good speaker (including a light show adapted on the beat).
The technology behind all of these products is clearly amazing, but they will also add a touch of smart design to your home and your life. Because technology is there to simplify our lives, but it can also make it more enjoyable.